Bracknell Town confirmed on Monday morning that manager Mark Tallentire had left Larges Lane by mutual consent following two years of sustained success that included three trophies and a runners-up finish in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division in 2016/17.
The Robins lost their first league game of the season on Saturday at Thatcham Town but remain very much in promotion contention, particularly with the likelihood that two sides will be elevated at the end of the season.
First matches in charge include a 3-1 win over Abingdon United and a 3-1 defeat to Longlevens
7th April: Leads Bracknell to a big 7-1 Supplementary League Quarter Final Cup win over neighbours Wokingham & Emmbrook
16th April: Bracknell finish a Hellenic League campaign that looked like ending in relegation, in 14th place after a 5-1 win over Milton United
18th to 23rd April: A disappointing few days as the Robins exit the Supplementary Cup at the semi-final stage and Reading Senior Cup at Quarter Final stage
13th June: Appoints former Beaconsfield SYCOB manager Geoff Warner to the coaching staff
25th August: Signs prolific Hellenic League goalscorer TJ Bohane from Royal Wootton Bassett Town who goes on to scorer over 90 goals with strike partner Adam Cornell
19th November: The finest 45 minutes from a Bracknell Town side ever? The Robins come back from 2-0 down against title rivals Thatcham Town scoring five goals without reply in the second half winning 5-2 and seeing two Kingfishers sent off in frustration
8th April: A final day defeat to Highworth Town ends the Robins chances of promotion to the Southern League – they finish second
11th April: Lift the Berks & Bucks County Senior Trophy with a 2-0 win over Binfield
1st May: Lift the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Cup with a 2-0 win over Highworth Town
20th May: Lift the Reading Senior Cup for the first time with a 3-0 win over Binfield at the Madejski Stadium
1st August: Start the 17/18 campaign with five straight league wins including 6-0 and 6-1 wins over neighbours Woodley United and Binfield
25th September: Leaves Bracknell Town ‘by mutual consent’
Players and crowds
As well as trophies, Tallentire’s Bracknell Town brought in young local talents like Seb Bowerman and Joe Grant who have impressed consistently while the goals of Adam Cornell and TJ Bohane throught the 16/17 season brought delight to long suffering Robins fans.
Interest in the club rose with the opening of Larges Lane to a crowd of over 450 but it was arguably the fast attacking football and frequent victories that kept the supporters coming back week in week out.
Main image: Mark Tallentire by Richard Claypole.